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A systematic review of hospital experiences of people with intellectual disability

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, October 2014
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Title
A systematic review of hospital experiences of people with intellectual disability
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12913-014-0505-5
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Teresa Iacono, Christine Bigby, Carolyn Unsworth, Jacinta Douglas, Petya Fitzpatrick

Abstract

BackgroundPeople with intellectual disability are at risk of poor hospital experiences and outcomes. The aims were to conduct a content and quality review of research into the acute hospital experiences of both people with intellectual disabilities and their carers, and to identify research gaps.MethodA systematic search was conducted of primary research between 2009 and 2013 that addressed the experiences of the target group in general acute care hospitals. Quality appraisal tools yielded scores for quantitative and qualitative studies, and overarching themes across studies were sought.ResultsSixteen studies met inclusion criteria. Quality scores were 6/8 for a survey, and 2/11-9/11 (mean =5.25) for qualitative studies/ components. Content analysis revealed seven over-arching themes covering individuals¿ fear of hospital encounters, carer responsibilities, and problems with delivery of care in hospitals including staff knowledge, skills and attitudes.ConclusionsOur review of eligible papers revealed that despite 20 years of research and government initiatives, people with intellectual disability continue to have poor hospital experiences. The need for research to identify and investigate care at specific points of encounter across a hospital journey (such as admission, diagnostic testing, placement on a ward, and discharge) as well as to include people with a diversity of disabilities is discussed in terms of potential to influence policy and practice across health and disability sectors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 121 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 23 19%
Researcher 18 15%
Student > Master 14 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 9%
Other 15 12%
Unknown 29 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 25 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 22 18%
Social Sciences 21 17%
Psychology 17 14%
Arts and Humanities 3 2%
Other 6 5%
Unknown 29 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 April 2015.
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#1,064,100
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#327
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#15,061
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#33
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